Kolagappara is a small remote Village in Wayanad which is about 15 km away from Kalpetta. It comes under Meenangadi Panchayath in Sulthan Bathery Taluk. This landscape location is bordered by Kalpetta Taluk at West, Gudalur Taluk towards East, Mananthavady Taluk towards North and Nilambur Taluk towards South. Hence, Kalpetta , Gudalur , Gundlupet , Mananthavady etc are the major nearby cities to Kolagappara.
The famous sightseeing spot here is an elephant shaped rock located very near to the popular Edakkal Caves. This rock is seen dominating among the whole of the Wayanad landscape sites. The monolithic rock having four hundred feet height has a flat place on top where about five hundred people can stand at the same time. The sides of the rock are unsafe in appearance and resemble the back of a well grown elephant. Mountain climbing as well as trekking are the two prominent activities that can be performed at this elevated site. Since it is a key trekking location, tourists who love adventures often come to Kolagappara village.
The area is featured with cool and pleasant climatic conditions and find suitable for the cultivation of tea, rubber, vanilla and coffee plantations. There is one beautiful lush green spice-garden here spreading over an area of about 10 acres. The spice garden is nurtured by a beautiful watercourse called Choondali stream that borders the garden environments.
This picturesque location is blessed by nature to a greater extent. The tranquility prevailing in this greenery landscape is an outstanding experience. The magnificent view of the rock that resembles a mother and a baby elephant is really amazing as well as memorable. Another fascinating view that can be collected from the top of the rock is the glimmering crystal clear water level of the Karappuzha dam. Kolagappara can be well connected with Kalpetta by taxis and auto rickshaws.
Video on sightseeing available from Kolagappara